Today Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (who's getting heat in the blogosphere today for wrongly claiming her father was killed fighting Nazi Germany) has secured herself a White House meeting with the President, scheduled for this afternoon. A range of local and national organizations that support federal reform plan to... Continuar »
To welcome you back from the long weekend, immigration blips from across the blogosphere. First, Politico's Jonathan Martin reports that California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman may be facing a new ad campaign en Español as a result of her own English-language TV advertising on immigration: The California Nurses Association is launching... Continuar »
Ten police chiefs from cities across the country, including three from Arizona, traveled to Washington, DC today to meet with Attorney General Eric Holder and reiterate what they've been saying for weeks: Arizona's new immigration enforcement law will make their jobs harder, erode working relationships built on mutual trust... Continuar »
Memo to Congress: The gloves are coming off. Three undocumented students were arrested this week after organizing a nonviolent sit-in at Republican Sen. John McCain's congressional office in Tucson, Arizona. The sit-in was part of an effort to pressure lawmakers to support comprehensive immigration reform, and it's only the... Continuar »
Last week, a group of Arizona clergy, including Catholic and Methodist bishops and Evangelical pastors, felt called to mount an "emergency delegation" to Washington to "prod, encourage and advocate" (as Catholic Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson told the Los Angeles Times) for passage of comprehensive immigration reform and a... Continuar »
Lakers star Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa, took a jab at Coach Phil Jackson, who has refused to denounce Arizona's paper's-please law, even after "Los Suns" made a strong statement earlier this month. Vanessa, pictured to the right here, is sporting a "Do I look illegal?" tee. Arizona's Governor, Jan... Continuar »
Violent crime has been steadily decreasing in Arizona, but you wouldn't know it by listening to AZ's Governor, Jan Brewer—or GOP superstar, Sarah Palin, speechify about the need for the state's new papers-please immigration law. Indeed, top Arizona officials, including Governor Jan Brewer, convened an emergency "huddle" late last... Continuar »
As events have unfolded in Arizona, transforming its image from boring border state to ground zero in the increasingly volatile debate over illegal immigration, I was reminded of a simple question posed by a journalist who watched another state transform under a wave of conservative populism: "What's the Matter... Continuar »
But Selig is dodging the issue – the question is not about how many Hispanic ball players there are in Major League Baseball (a whole lot), but how much Major League Baseball will do to protect and defend the rights of those minorities who are the backbone one of... Continuar »
After passing what is arguably the harshest immigration law in the country—SB 1070 forces local police to adhere to detain someone if there is "responsible suspicion" that they are undocumented—Arizona has now passed a law banning ethnic studies courses, as Feministing reports. At The Nation, Jon Wiener writes that the... Continuar »